Wednesday, March 26, 2014

FINAL FOR ENTRIES: 4th ANNUAL LAVA AWARDS

The LAVA Awards are designed to recognize and reward books written or published by Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist and/or Anarch authors or publishers.

The LAVA Awards occur annually and are open to all books that were published or republished in the last 10 years.

LAVA will award the Lysander Spooner (Book of the Year) Award & Charles Angrand (Artwork) Award; category (fiction and nonfiction) and press awards may also be awarded for micro (less than 10 books per year), small (more than 10 but less than 20 books per year) and large (more than 20 books per year) publishers, depending on the number of entries.

Registration automatically qualifies the book for the Lysander Spooner (Book of the Year) Award, (regardless of category or class) & Charles Angrand (Artwork) Award.
--Affordable Entry Fee $45 per title ($30 for LAVA Members)!
--Registration deadline is April 15!
--Winners and Finalists will be announced on Peace, Love, Liberty Radio on June 29, 2014.

Visit http://www.lava-apa.org/p/lava-awards.html for complete information

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LAVA is the Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist & Anarch Authors & Publishers Association. LAVA was founded in November 2010 with a mission “to assist the membership with promoting their books and other published material” with membership open to all who identify as Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist and/or Anarch.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

ANNOUNCING 3rd ANNUAL LAVA AWARD WINNERS

CONTACT:  Starr O'Hara, Executive Director
Email: sovereignstarr@gmail.com                    NEWS RELEASE
Web: lava-apa.org                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ANNOUNCING 3rd ANNUAL LAVA AWARD WINNERS

The Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist and Anarch Association of Authors and Publishers (LAVA) has announced the winners of its third annual LAVA Book Awards. This year saw a few firsts for the LAVA Awards, as both grand prizes were awarded to the same book. Libertania: The Liberation of Conformia by Brian Lobb and illustrated by Chet Taylor is the winner of both the Lysander Spooner (Book of the Year) Award and the Charles Angrand (Artwork) AwardLibertania is also the first children's book to win either award, and the first work of fiction to win the Lysander Spooner Award.

Libertania: The Liberation of Conformia is described as "a very witty book that will keep your attention throughout. Brian Lobb does an excellent job of writing about the ideas of liberty in such a way that he does not come off as 'preachy.' He comes up with names for licenses and permits that state in symbolic terms what the permit actually is, while revealing the inherent silliness of government licensing. In doing so, he is able to present the ideas of liberty through Thomas who explains that in Libertania that such licensing & permits do not exist."

The LAVA Book Awards are held annually to honor excellence in books relating to the principles of liberty.

Previous winners of the Lysander Spooner (Book of the Year) Award are: The Doublespeak Dictionary by Leslie Starr O'Hara & Healing Our World by Dr. Mary Ruwart. Previous winners of the Charles Angrand (Artwork) Award are: The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey by Ken Schoolland (note: the illustrations that won the award are only in the edition by Aspekt Publishing) & The Anarcho Teachings of Yeshua by Darryl W. Perry.

All award winning books are available from Amazon.com and major book stores nationwide.

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LAVA is the Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist & Anarch Authors & Publishers Association. LAVA was founded in November 2010 with a mission “to assist the membership with promoting their books and other published material” with membership open to all who identify as Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist and/or Anarch.

Friday, February 15, 2013

FINAL CALL: 3rd ANNUAL LAVA AWARDS

The LAVA Awards are designed to recognize and reward books written or published by Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist and/or Anarch authors or publishers.

The LAVA Awards occur annually and are open to all books that were published or republished in the last 10 years.

Each category (fiction and nonfiction) will be awarded a winner & multiple finalists. Press awards may also be awarded for micro (less than 10 books per year), small (more than 10 but less than 20 books per year) and large (more than 20 books per year) publishers.

Registration automatically qualifies the book for the Lysander Spooner (Book of the Year) Award, (regardless of category or class) & Charles Angrand (Artwork) Award.

--Affordable Entry Fee $45 per title ($30 for LAVA Members)!

--Winners and Finalists will be announced at the Porcupine Freedom Festival in Lancaster, NH June 17-23, 2013.

Visit http://www.lava-apa.org/p/lava-awards.html for complete information

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Call For Entries 3rd Annual LAVA Awards

The LAVA Awards are designed to recognize and reward books written or published by Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist and/or Anarch authors or publishers.

The LAVA Awards occur annually and are open to all books that were published or republished in the last 10 years.

Each category (fiction and nonfiction) will be awarded a winner & multiple finalists. Press awards will also be awarded for micro (less than 10 books per year), small (more than 10 but less than 20 books per year) and large (more than 20 books per year) publishers.

Registration automatically qualifies the book for the Lysander Spooner Award for best book, (regardless of category or class) & Charles Angrand Award for best artwork.

--Affordable Entry Fee $45 per title ($30 for LAVA Members)!

--Winners and Finalists will be announced at the Porcupine Freedom Festival in Lancaster, NH June 17-23, 2013.

Visit http://www.lava-apa.org/p/lava-awards.html for complete information.


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LAVA is the Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist & Anarch Authors & Publishers Association. LAVA was founded in November 2010 with a mission “to assist the membership with promoting their books and other published material” with membership open to all who identify as Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist and/or Anarch.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

ANNOUNCING 2nd ANNUAL LAVA AWARD WINNERS

CONTACT:  Starr O'Hara, Executive Director
Email: sovereignstarr@gmail.com                NEWS RELEASE
Web: lava-apa.org                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ANNOUNCING 2nd ANNUAL LAVA AWARD WINNERS

On Friday June 23, 2012 the second annual LAVA Awards were presented during the Porcupine Freedom Festival in Lancaster, New Hampshire. The LAVA Awards were designed to recognize books that promote the ideas of Libertarians, Agorists, Voluntaryists & Anarchs from various classes & categories as well as the Charles Angrand Award for best artwork and the Lysander Spooner Award for book of the year. Thanks to a growth in the number of entries, LAVA was able to recognize a fiction and non-fiction winner as well as the Charles Angrand Award for artwork and the Lysander Spooner Book of the Year Award. Entries were judged by a combination of authors, editors & publishers.

Withur We by Matthew Bruce Alexander won the LAVA Fiction Book of the Year. One judge commented, Withur We is "(a) beautifully written explanation of anarcho-capitalism, without being overly didactic or so steeped in philosophy that the plot suffers."

The LAVA Non-Fiction Book of the Year was won by Darryl W. Perry for Duopoly: How the Republicrats Control the Electoral Process. "While I don’t think that voting will change anything, I might be wrong," writes one judge, "Perry challenges my assertions.  I think that the parachute of the open mind just dragged me back onto the fence regarding the issue of voting."

The Charles Angrand Award for best artwork was awarded to Ken Schoolland for his book The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey. The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible tells the story of a boy who becomes shipwrecked on an unfamiliar island after being swept out to sea in a storm. Having previously lived in a relatively free society, in this new strange land he experiences culture shock as he learns learns of bewildering laws and traditions of the islands inhabitants. The story highlights the absurdities of the laws, the controls imposed on people’s lives, and the economic drawbacks of these laws.  The laws highlighted are recognizable as common to many countries throughout the world. As the story unfolds, the part individuals in society play in political decision-making and personal responsibility is introduced for discussion.

The Lysander Spooner (Book of the Year) Award was awarded to a book described as: "A real classic of libertarian thought for the modern age." It is with great pleasure that I announce the Lysander Spooner Book Of the Year Award has been awarded to Dr. Mary Ruwart for her international best-seller Healing Our World in an Age of Aggression.

All award winning books are available from Amazon.com and major book stores nationwide.

Lysander Spooner (Book of the Year) Award Winner

Healing Our World in an Age of Aggression by: Dr. Mary Ruwart

Charles Angrand (Artwork) Award Winner

The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey by: Ken Schoolland (note:the illustrations that won the award are only in the edition by Aspekt Publishing)

LAVA Fiction Book of the Year

Withur We by: Matthew Bruce Alexander

LAVA Non-Fiction Book of the Year

Duopoly: How the Republicrats Control the Electoral Process by: Darryl W. Perry foreword by Adam Kokesh
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LAVA is the Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist & Anarch Authors & Publishers Association. LAVA was founded in November 2010 with a mission “to assist the membership with promoting their books and other published material” with membership open to all who identify as Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist and/or Anarch.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

FINAL CALL: 2ND ANNUAL LAVA AWARDS

Registration automatically qualifies the book for the Lysander Spooner Award for best book, (regardless of category or class) & Charles Angrand Award for best artwork.



REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2012



REGISTRATION FORM online at http://www.lava-apa.org/p/entry-form.html



The LAVA Awards are designed to recognize and reward books written or published by Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist and/or Anarch authors or publishers.



The LAVA Awards occur annually and are open to all books that were published or republished in the last 10 years.




Each category (fiction &nonfiction) will be awarded a winner & multiple finalists. Press awards will also be awarded for micro (less than 10 books per year), small (more than 10 but less than 20 books per year) and large (more than 20 books per year) publishers.



--Affordable Entry Fee $45 per title ($30 for LAVA Members)!



--Winners and Finalists will be announced at the Porcupine Freedom Festival in Lancaster, NH June 18-24, 2012.



Visit http://www.lava-apa.org/p/lava-awards.html for complete information.




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LAVA is the Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist & Anarch Authors & Publishers Association. LAVA was founded in November 2010 with a mission “to assist the membership with promoting their books and other published material” with membership open to all who identify as Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist and/or Anarch.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

SECOND CALL: 2ND ANNUAL LAVA AWARDS

Registration automatically qualifies the book for the Lysander Spooner Award for best book, (regardless of category or class) & Charles Angrand Award for best artwork.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2012

REGISTRATION FORM online at http://www.lava-apa.org/p/entry-form.html

The LAVA Awards are designed to recognize and reward books written or published by Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist and/or Anarch authors or publishers.

The LAVA Awards occur annually and are open to all books that were published or republished in the last 10 years.

Each category (fiction &nonfiction) will be awarded a winner & multiple finalists. Press awards will also be awarded for micro (less than 10 books per year), small (more than 10 but less than 20 books per year) and large (more than 20 books per year) publishers.

--Affordable Entry Fee $45 per title ($30 for LAVA Members)!

--Winners and Finalists will be announced at the Porcupine Freedom Festival in Lancaster, NH June 18-24, 2012.

Visit http://www.lava-apa.org/p/lava-awards.html for complete information.

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LAVA is the Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist & Anarch Authors & Publishers Association. LAVA was founded in November 2010 with a mission “to assist the membership with promoting their books and other published material” with membership open to all who identify as Libertarian, Agorist, Voluntaryist and/or Anarch.